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The New House

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Just WOW! This book is astonishing and an absolute must read!

Tess Stimson is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Her books are addictive, fast paced thrillers that take you hostage!

A fabulous storyline and brilliant characters (although I don’t think I’d like to meet any of them!).

I love the intrigue of the SET talk and the ambiguity of who is speaking. I loved the symmetry of the characters and the constant questioning of who was bad. 

Absolutely brilliant!
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I found this book equally confusing but addictive and very twisty. At times I got frustrated by it and other times I couldn’t get enough of it. A good read but not great. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.
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This was my first taste of this author and boy did I enjoy it. I wasn't sure if I liked this type of plot but I quickly realized I do. This book had so many twists and turns. Some I did not see coming which is always a good thing in my book.
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Gripping, thrilling, addictive, The New House is the book that just keeps on giving. It’s a psychological thriller that gets its hooks into you from page one and will entertain till the very end. Thank you to NetGalley, Avon Books UK and the author for the chance to review.
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Thank you Avon Books UK and NetGalley for an early copy of The New House.  Wowzer!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOA!!!!!! This one will stay with me for a verrrrrry long time. The characters were sooooo good, the plot was intense and the ending was different.  Alot of information went into this book about psychopaths and it makes me think there are lots of them out in the world, scary thought.  Fantastic book!!
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Wow!!!!The is the true definition of gripping, dark, page-turning psychological thriller!
Three couples are connected by a dream house - The Glass House.
Couple A (Stacey and Felix) owns it but they are downsizing, therefore Stacey is finding the right person to buy the house to keep the secret…
Couple B (Millie and Tom) noticed they put up a For Sale sign. Millie can’t wait to move into this dream house.
Couple C (Harper and Kyle) is a pair of famous influencer. They are planning to move into Millie’s place..to move up in the  society.
BUT Nothing goes as planned…
Intriguing since page 1 of the book. Those twists and those dark secrets will keep you read till the end.
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Thank you to Net galley and AVON publisher for giving me an arc copy.   I love to read psychological thrillers and this book did not disappoint.  
Buying a house among people you know can be a problem but, when one is a psychopath problems are sure to be involve.  This book was fast paced, the first time i have read a book by this author but, it wont be my last.
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After reading the blurb for this book I could not wait to get stuck in to The New House. I was so disappointed this was billed as a gripping psychological thriller. For me it was not, a predictable tale and in places so unbelievable. I struggled with this book. Maybe I should stop reading the hype and go with my gut. Saying that I am sure other readers will enjoy it more just not for me. 
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in return for giving an honest review.
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Three couples, one house, a lot of shocks and twists! Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in return for my honest feedback.
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Compulsive page turner! I love a solid sociopath story and this one was excellent. How have I never read anything by this author? I will definitely be stalking her backlist now. This story was so dark and twisted and shocking and you will NEVER guess how it ends! This one should be on the bestseller list or offered as a BOTM, it is THAT good! 

Thank you Netgalley, Avon Books UK, and Tess Stimson for this eARC in exchange for my honest review. This book will be available for purchase on August 4, 2022
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The New House
By Tess Stimson
Release Date: 08/04/2022
From the book📖
Stacey and Felix are the glamorous owners of the stylish, modern Glass House, with its pool and floor-to-ceiling windows. Now they’re downsizing, but Stacey can’t sell to just anyone. She needs the right buyer, who will keep her secrets.
Millie and Tom have always imagined living in the Glass House. Now it’s for sale. With property prices booming, if they can sell quickly, it could be theirs. But are the house and its charming owners all they seem?
Harper and Kyle are moving up in the world. They need a new house, in the right school district, to give their children the start in life they never had. Millie and Tom’s is perfect. It’ll take every penny they have, and more, but it’ll be worth it. Won’t it?

From me 👩🏻‍🏫
This book reminds me of the movie 7 psychopaths, but there aren’t quite 7 but pretty close. I’m not going to spoil the book, it is so damn good. It’s told in alternating POV. And they’re all thrilling. Crazy. Insane. And highly addictive. Don’t skip ahead in this book. You will regret it so bad if you do. It reads fast and you won’t be able to put this down.  This will DEF be in my top 5 this year.  Millie is the shit. She’s by far my fav character in this book, what a kickass woman. 
Def add this to your TBR ASAP
5 S҉T҉A҉R҉S҉🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🔪

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All's fair in love, war....and real estate as Tess Stimson proves with her latest book. The New House follows 3 couples who are looking to move onto their forever home but when their lives become intertwined, there are very real consequences that go beyond picking the perfect paint color! There are so many twists that you won't see coming and so many psychopaths in one place! Snap this book up and enjoy the ride. 

Thanks to Netgalley and Avon Books UK for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Once again Tess Stimson did not disappoint. 
This was a great read with many twists and turns and has a very strong ending. Is highly recommend and look forward to reading another from this great author.
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The story follows three couples selling three house in a chain. Stacey and Felix own the stunning Glass House. Millie and Tom have always imagined living in the Glass House. Harper and Kyle want an upgrade and want to buy Millie and Toms house. 

They all become acquaintances, learning they all have secrets and are not who they appear to be on the outside. When the house sale falls through, things take a dramatic turn. 

This book is so good! My description of it does not do it justice! It’s so gripping and easy to follow. There are so many twists you don’t see coming and the last couple of chapters are amazing and throw a real curve ball.

The way the book ends it works well as a standalone novel, but personally I’d love a sequel or a book from a different characters perspective! (I don’t want to say which character as I don’t want to put in any spoilers!)
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Thank you, Avon, for a copy of ‘The New House’ by Tess Stimson for an honest review.
 I have mixed feelings about this book regarding three couples that connected in some ways regarding a sale of ‘The Glass House’.  This is not a normal story far from it, in fact.  It about each couple and how far will they go to get that house.  One of which claims to be a psychopath and fears that her son is turning out the same way.  The other couple are in an abusive relationship. There is lies and deceit of each couple trying to get what they want.
This has a Dark gripping storyline, and I enjoyed this story with its unique storyline that kept me turning the pages. But I soon found in the second half of the story that I was getting confused who was who and who where they with. I also thought that in my opinion that the second half was too far fetched for me especially around the ending. It kind of spoilt it for me in the end. Promising start but the ending didn’t deliver. 3.5 stars from me.
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This book took my breath away! The twists and turns between darkness & light are incredible and the writing is amazing.
The character that you think is telling the story actually isn't and the ending is mind-blowing. I loved it!
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Interesting plot. Was really interesting. The book was well written. I really enjoyed it. Good pool of characters making it so interesting
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I love the premise for The New House by Tess Stimson. Check it out:

PLOT:

Three couples. Three houses. One home to die for…

Stacey and Felix are the glamorous owners of the stylish, modern Glass House, with its pool and floor-to-ceiling windows. Now they’re downsizing, but Stacey can’t sell to just anyone. She needs the right buyer, who will keep her secrets.

Millie and Tom have always imagined living in the Glass House. Now it’s for sale. With property prices booming, if they can sell quickly, it could be theirs. But are the house and its charming owners all they seem?

Harper and Kyle are moving up in the world. They need a new house, in the right school district, to give their children the start in life they never had. Millie and Tom’s is perfect. It’ll take every penny they have, and more, but it’ll be worth it. Won’t it?

When one of the sales falls through, how far will someone go to get everything they’ve always wanted?

I liked the idea of the three couples and how Tess created the tension and stress centered around buying a house. This book is dark and tense and fun!

Out on August 4.
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There is a reason that buyers and sellers should remain anonymous to one another until the property transfer is closed……

There is also a reason you don’t become friends with those in the buying chain…

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The infamous “GLASS HOUSE” just went up “for sale”! 

Owned by power couple Felix and Stacey Porter-She is the presenter of the Morning News and a minor celebrity-who doesn’t want just “anybody” to be the new owner of her home-

She wants to choose its next mistress…

Millie Downton WANTS the “Glass House” and she is determined to get it. Her husband, Tom is agreeable so, if she can convince Stacey to choose her, there should be no obstacles standing in her way, except for the sale of their own home-but it has been lovingly restored.

Fortunately, YouTube  influencers, Kyle and Harper Conway, of Kyperlife are JUST as “in love” with the Downton’s home-as Millie is with the “Glass House”. They think it will be the perfect backdrop for their VLOG! 

Offers are made and accepted and the process begins….

But NOT SO FAST!! 

This isn’t a story just about real estate transactions-what fun would that be?? 

This is a psychological thriller and someone is not willing to take “NO” for an answer, when the transfer of properties hits a setback which could disrupt the whole chain.

Told from multiple POV’s Including an anonymous speaker presenting a SETtalk  entitled “Inside the mind of a Psychopath” , we learn what happens when someone doesn’t get what she wants! 

My favorite chapters were from Millie and Tom-the middle couple. 

Millie is a blend of Millicent (from Samantha Downing’s “My Lovely Wife”) and Dexter Morgan.

The key to Millie and Tom’s successful relationship is “honesty” so Tom has learned to not ask a question if he is afraid of the answer-He knows about his wife’s “Dark Angel” and realizes that some things are better left unsaid.

After all-he reasons-“Who wants to read a novel when you know every twist before it happens and how the story will end?” (favorite quote) 

But, if you think you know where this is headed-think again! 

The other women are ADMIRABLE  adversaries! 

Which one is willing to push the boundaries the furthest to get what she wants??

The ending was a bit of a plausibility stretch preventing a five star rating from me, but no doubt that this one is ENTERTAINING from start to finish, and it will be available on August 4, 2022, so you don’t have long to wait! 

Thank You to Avon books for the gifted copy. It was my pleasure to offer a candid review!
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Three couples, two houses.

This was my first book by this author but it certainly won’t be the last. This book is the very definition of unputdownable. I was gripped from the first page until the very end. The players in this deadly game are Millie (a cardio thoracic surgeon) and her husband Tom (a web security specialist), Stacey (a morning show television host) and her husband Felix (CEO of an investment finance company and Harper (a lifestyle vlogger) and her husband Kyle (a fitness coach). The last two call themselves Kyper Nation (a portmanteau of their names).

It all starts when Millie sees that a house she has had her eye on comes up for sale. She refers to it as the Glass House. Tom, who knows all of Millie’s secrets, goes along with if it makes Millie happy. Stacey and Felix currently own the glass house. Harper and Kyle want to buy Millie and Tom’s house. Confused yet? Don’t be, it’s all very clear in the book.

Also very clear is that things are not as they seem. The public facades of these couples hide a multitude of secrets and secret agendas. Can you work it out? I certainly couldn’t. The story gets darker and darker as games get played and people are moved around like they are on a chessboard. Whatever you are thinking is likely to be wrong, the truth is worse than you could imagine!

The characterisations were superb. Every person had a distinct voice and they were so well portrayed. The pace was one that accelerated throughout the story along with a real sense of dread. Who was playing who? Something terrible was going to happen. The ending was totally shocking, a real jaw dropper and the book was on track for 5 stars. Unfortunately the very, very ending spoiled it a little for me but it still warrants a strong 4 stars. Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon Books UK for the much appreciated arc which I reviewed voluntarily and honestly.
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